2008 Saint Clair Family Estate Vicar’s Choice Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $18, screw cap. Imported by Winesellers Ltd., Skokie, ILL. Owners Neal and Judy Ibbetson, Marlborough pioneers since 1978, have a relative who is a vicar in the Anglican Church and this wine is his choice of barrel samples. The winemaker is Matt Thomson. · Light in color. Savory and fruity nose that appeals with aromas of strawberries, spice and dried herbs. Light on the palate with flavors of red fruits and herbs. Simple, but nicely composed and easy to drink. Good. Reviewed November 7, 2010

Winery: Saint Clair Family Estate
From article: Revisiting New Zealand Pinot Noir